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FirstWatch

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American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy
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7118 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL
9417926071
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Description: First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order...
First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.
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  • 26
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  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
First Watch for Breakfast/Lunch

First Watch in Lakewood Ranch is a chain restaurant but you would never suspect it given the warm greeting and devotion to prompt service. Both breakfast and lunch menus are excellent and changing from time to time. Frittatas, omelets, pancakes, unbelievable tomato soup, sandwiches and salads... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Happy201501
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Bradenton, Florida
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Bradenton, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

First Watch in Lakewood Ranch is a chain restaurant but you would never suspect it given the warm greeting and devotion to prompt service. Both breakfast and lunch menus are excellent and changing from time to time. Frittatas, omelets, pancakes, unbelievable tomato soup, sandwiches and salads. Only the coffee is a disappointment - not as good as Another Broken Egg... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you! We're happy to hear how much you love visiting First Watch in Lakewood Ranch. Our Tomato Basil soup is definitely a customer favorite, so we're thrilled to hear you enjoy it! We're sorry you're not a fan of our coffee, but it's great to hear that we're still a favorite! We look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Kennesaw, Georgia
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had the special frittata with ham asparagus cheese and lemon cream. Yum! Husband had the eggs Benedict . Pricing is reasonable too . We will be back

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you! Our Spring Alpine Frittata is definitely a guest favorite, so it's great to hear how much you enjoyed it. We can't wait to see you and your husband again soon! More 

Sarasota, Florida
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We have been patrons at other First Watch eateries in the past, but yesterday was our first visit to the spot on Cortez Rd and 75th St in Bradenton. Our first impression about the space in this Benderson shopping area was that it is smaller than others we have visited and the decorators' touches are best described as minimal. Enough... More 

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Thank you for all of your visits! We greatly appreciate your feedback on your dishes from this visit and we will share your comments with our culinary team. We look forward to seeing you back to try more items off our menu! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Its a very nice place to eat. Their meals are on the healthier side but they are very good. The oatmeal is very good. The olmets are great

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

Wonderful to hear you enjoy our healthy menu and delicious food. Thank you! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bradenton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The food is very good. The ambiance is a bit stark for me, but I'm sure many like it. There are healthy choice menu items which I appreciate.

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We're so happy you had a very good breakfast with us. Thank you for coming in! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Anna Maria, Florida, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Perfection. Great coffee, great classic breakfasts, awesome omelets, and healthy options, juices too. Not cheap, but paying for Quality

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Eleni K, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had an awesome breakfast with us! Thank you! Eleni, First Watch Customer Service More 

Beverly, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We love the breakfast bowls here. The place is clean and bright. Good service. A bit pricey for a breakfast. Sign up for emails and you will get a coupon per month.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

It's great to hear how much you like our breakfast bowls! We hope to see you in again soon! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Good prices good food usually a lot of kids on the weekends so it maybe a little noisy. Nothing unusual about their menu if you've seen several breakfast menus from other restaurants you have seen whats on their menu.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear you enjoy our breakfast. Thank you for your visits! Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bradenton, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

My family and I dined for breakfast. I found the menu items to be a bit unusual. I ordered eggs, toast and turkey sausage links. The sausage arrived cold! The flavor was the strangest ever, not even palatable. My husband even tried it and had to spit it out. Service also wasn't very great. Very slow for the waitress to... More 

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We are very sorry we left you and your family with this impression. We take great pride in our food and service, so your comments will be addressed. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

Bradenton, Florida
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Nice large menu with daily specials makes it hard to decide! Breakfast and lunch are consistently good. Dependable place to take company.

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Cari T, Guest Relations Manager at FirstWatch, responded to this review

We are pleased our extensive menu and specials impress you! We hope to see you back for breakfast, brunch or lunch soon. Cari, First Watch Customer Service More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7118 Cortez Road, Bradenton, FL
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Bradenton
  • Phone Number: 9417926071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10
  • Cuisine: American, Coffee Shop, Diner, Healthy

Description

First Watch specializes in delicious creations freshly-prepared to order. Their fresh, award-winning Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch dishes are made using only the best ingredients without the use of heat lamps or deep fryers. The best part is their creative menu features traditional favorites like omelets, pancakes, salads and sandwiches.

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